Demorest, Georgia 30535
Daniel Hall was named in memory of Fred Adams
Daniel (1903-1935). The view is from the back. ( —
Freshmen LeAnn Bagwell and Trina Freeman
stroll across Piedmont's center lawn at Orienta-
tion. ( — Moore)
Two new students review the information they
have been given about Piedmont during Orienta-
tion. ( — Moore)
The stairs of opportunity — Daniel Hall is seen
like this by motorists on Highway 441 Business (
The interior of the Piedmont College Chapel,
which was constructed by Wilton Duckett and
dedicated May 30, 1971, in appreciation of James
E. Walter, President, and Elizabeth Walter,
Nurse. ( — Moore)
1 Sail On
Determining a theme for the
1989-1990 Yonahian proved to be an
easier than expected task. While
at Herff-Jones Publishing Com-
pany's summer workshop in Bir-
mingham, Alabama in mid-July, we
chose "Sail On" for the theme. The
most obvious reason for this
choice is the gold Mayflower wind
vane atop Piedmont's chapel,
which symbolizes the struggles of
Also, education can be com-
pared to an ocean voyage with its
waves and storms. Leaving high
school behind to begin college is
like leaving a homeland to travel to
a new, unexplored land. The weath-
er vane on top of the steeple of
Piedmont's chapel is symbolic of
such a trip.
Some people wait until later in
life to begin their voyages, but
they have personal motivations for
their delays. They deser\e as
much (if not more) respect as
those who start immediately. No
matter when the journey is start-
ed, similar waves and storms are
Although it may seem now that
college is the end of the trip, it is in
truth only the beginning. Life is a
series of voyages that are inter-
related, providing opportunities
for growth and development. Don't
be afraid to venture out in search
of your dreams — sail on.
Rob Moore % Jennifer Martin
A crowd of new students and their families gath-
er outside the cafeteria for Orientation activi-
ties. ( — Moore)
Leah Henderson and Tom Johnson lead a class at
Orientation, giving instructions and answering
questions for new students. ( — Moore)
Bill Perry and Leroy Whiting, Fall Semester SGA
President, walk to a parents' meeting at Orienta-
tion. ( — Moore)
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Fall Semester Orientation 1989
was held Saturday, August 26
through Tuesday, August 29, for
new students. Staffed by mem-
bers of the Student Government
Association, faculty, and other
campus leaders, this program was
designed to assist new students
in their transition to Piedmont
College. Parents also were in-
volved in Saturday's meetings.
To help incoming freshmen get
acquainted, a freshmen dance
was held on Saturday night. Dur-
ing the next three days, the new
students met in small groups with
rheir orientation group leaders.
Academic advising, library orien-
tation, residence hall meetings.
Piedmont Studies Orientation,
and a club fair were also held.
New students were also assist-
ed in registering for classes and
taking care of fees. The Piedmont
Student Government Association
sponsored several evening events
for the new students, including a
cookout, a mystery activity, and a
A banner on the Piedmont College library Ml
come* new students to the >
New students and their parents gather in the
Ptedmong Chapel lor President Simmon* »<"•
coming speech ( Moore)
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One of the hardest things to do
at any college is to meet and get to
know people. Class schedules, jobs
S extracurricular activities compli-
cate students' attempts to spend
time together. Most resident stu-
dents usually have it a little easier
than commuters' because of their
dorm situations, which allow them
to meet others.
Commuters often go to school
only for classes and required ac-
tivities because they do not feel
included, while residents look for
activities on campus to fill their
time. This year, the Student Gov-
ernment Association — in cooper-
ation with Ms. Patti Dixon, new Di-
rector of Student Activities — has
increased the number of organized
Scott Mewborne. Ronnie Mullinax and Monique Ag-
bor review their homework before class starts. ( —
Kerry Ward and other members of the Orientation
staff pass out materials to incoming students. ( — Lori Payne looks at the schools new \iew book tor
Moore) prospective students. ( MOON
activities in an attempt to in-
volve more students.
Some activities SGA has con-
ducted this year include numer-
ous dances, theme parties, roll-
er-skating trips, a snow-skiing
trip, a scavenger hunt, trick-or-
treat in the dorms at Halloween,
turkey-bowling at Thanksgiving
and a school Christmas tree-
Campus activities are open to
both resident and commuter stu-
dents, and to members of the
Piedmont faculty and staff.
Student l Ifc
They Are So Happy
Friendships are an integral
part of life, but are especially
important in college. Many stu-
dents leave home for the first
time to attend school. The secu-
rity of parents, relatives, and
life-long friends is left behind.
New experiences confront
college students every day, and
friends become essential.
Friends are there to hear prob-
lems and triumphs, to help with
homework, and to spend time
with. Perhaps the most impor-
tant job that a friend has is sim-
ply being there when needed.
Friendships must be able to
withstand arguments, criticism,
competition, heartaches, tur-
moil, and confusion. Friendship
is acceptance of people for ex-
actly who they are, not what
they could become. The next
time your roommate wakes you
up at 3 AM, listen to the prob-
lem. You might need a listener
Scott McDaniel, Jim Bishop, Craig Gee, Pat
Mayfield and Jay Archer look for pictures of
themselves. ( — Moore)
Julie Denard and Cindy Holman spend time
together in Getman-Babcock Dorm. ( — Moore)
8 Sail On
Lynette Finch and Mary Tittle — two good
friends show their closeness. ( — Woodhanv
April Anderson. Angle Chambers and Lesley
Bennett — never too busy to smile | Moore
Student I Ifc - 1
Living with a Bad Case of
Stress is a major factor in the
lives of both students and faculty.
Everyone has a personal means of
coping with this stress. Some stu-
dents such as Michael Carroll, Bill
Beehler, and Wanda Dawson, enjoy
a friendly game of chess or cards
in the Student Center between
Faculty members have another
answer to coping with pressure.
Dr. Vijaya Kandala, Miss Windy
Charles, Dr. Lisa Lumpkin, Mrs.
Kathy Elrod, Mrs. Kathy Wies, and
Mrs. Donnice Henderson walk
around Demorest Lake during their
lunch breaks in order to ease ten-
sion and stay healthy.
Other students enjoy the seren-
ity of Demorest Springs Park and
go there to relax, meditate, and
study. The quiet atmosphere
makes it a popular place to go dur-
ing nice weather.
Commuters often have a little
harder time relaxing while at
school. Most don't know very
many people, so they are not as
comfortable spending time in the
Student Center. A few, such as
Trent Fricks, Tammy and Pat
Wheeler, Matt Cook, Perry Dalton,
and Ginger Rumsey spend a good
deal of time playing pool, ping-
pong, foosball, and videogames in
the Student Center.
Recreation and relaxation are
important elements of the lives of
students and faculty. Different
people have different ways of get-
ting rid of stress, ail of which can
Andi Gilleland, Tracy Mathews and Tom Johnson Arun Bajracharya, Manoj Shrestha, and Suresh Sha
take a walk after Piedmont Studies. ( — Moore) kya relax in front of the cafeteria. ( — Moore)
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Fredda Dooley grins in apprehension of Reverend
Nickle's religion test. ( — Moore)
Octavius Mulligan takes a break in the TV. area of
the Student Center. ( — Moore)
Bobby Lett and Anthony Teasley smile after
winning a game of pool Moore
Student i Ifc II
Read the Next Seven Chapters . . .
. . . and be Ready for a Test Next Class.
Students Face Numerous Exams
How many times have you
heard the following words:
"Read the next several chapters
and be ready for a test next class
period"? These words are famil-
iar to most college students, es-
pecially toward the end of the
Test are a major headache for
all students. Finding time to
study is often a difficult task.
Time is precious, and regular
studying consumes time other-
wise spent in social activities.
Each professor has a personal
method of testing students.
Some teachers prefer to give es-
say exams, while others would
rather administer short-answer
tests. Most members of the fac-
Derek Pardue, Mike Edwards and Jeff Jenkins wait
in the lobby of Daniel Hall to watch the girls go by. (
Deana Murphy and Mike Harkness enjoy watching
other people dance at the Valentine's Dance. ( —
ulty, however, utilize a combina-
tion of the above types of tests,
giving an exam that is both ob-
jective and subjective.
Tests are an integral part of
the educational process. No mat-
ter how much students dislike
exams, they are a necessary
measure of comprehension of
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Student I ifc
Conquering the Fears of Being Fixed Up on .
. . . Blind Dates
One of the most dreaded things
in the life of a college student is
being "fixed up" with a blind date.
Your best friend (allegedly) knows
the "ideal person who has a great
After some consideration, you
finally agree to the date. You
wouldn't want to hurt anyone's
feelings, so you decide you can risk
one bad date.
All week your best friend keeps
telling you, "He has a great person-
ality." You start to get apprehen-
somewhat less than great-looking.
The night of the date you begin
to wonder what to wear, finally de-
ciding to wear your new dress. As
you and your best friend enter the
restaurant, your knees turn to noo-
dles and you fear that this date
really could be as bad as you imag-
ined. You go over for your best
friend to introduce you, and you
finally get a look at the guy.
This has to be the most hand-
some guy you have ever seen. He
smiles .. Yes! All his front teeth are
"/ would rather a guy have the nerve to ask
me out himself than to get someone else to
try and fix him up with me."
— Jennifer Martin
sive, wondering if you should have there. After talking with him a few
agreed to this date. That "great minutes, you realize that your wor-
personality" description really has ries were unnecessary. You have
you worried that this guy may be found someone special.
Lewis Lane, April Anderson, Shane Harrison, Scott
McDaniel, Greg Hammond, Jennifer Charles,
Stephen Allen and Susan Austin take a break from
dancing. ( — Cannon)
Donna Cleveland, Stephanie Lovin and Tammy
Wheeler, all from Stephens County, relax in the
Student Center. ( — Moore)
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Student Life 1^
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— Personal: April is a commuter from Mt. Airy.
She was born on November 15, 1971.
— Family: Anderson's mother and step-father are
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Savage, and she has
one sister, Alisa Anderson.
— High School: Habersham Central.
— Hobbies: Playing basketball, dancing, talking, ex-
— Future Plans: Undecided.
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John Castleberry, Jr.
- Personal: Barbara is a resident student from
She was born on April 29, 1970.
- Family: Blackwell's parents are Mr. and Mrs Rob
ert Blackwell. Jr. of Gainesville. She has
High School: North Hall.
Hobbies: Making things (crafts).
Future Plans: Become I psychologist counselor
Employment: Barbara works at Lndicott Johnson
Shoes in GaiftCft He
Personal: Matt is a commuter from Clayton.
He was born on December I, 1971.
Family: Cook's mother is Patricia Cook.
High School: Rabun County.
Hobbies: Shooting pool in the Student Center
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— Personal: Fredda is a commut-
er from Toccoa.
She was born on July
— Family: Dooley's parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L.
— Major: Early Childhood Edu-
— High School: Stephens Coun-
— Hobbies: Softball.
— Future Plans: Finish college.
— Employment: Fredda works at
- Personal: Betsy is a resident student from dim-
She was born on April 29, 1971.
Family: Henderson's parents are Mr. and Mrs.
High School: Forsyth County.
Hobbies: Basketball, softball.
Athletics: Betsy plays basketball and softball for
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— Personal: Stephanie is a commuter from Toccoa.
She was born May 18, 1971.
— Family: Lovin's parents are Ronnie and Teresa
Lovin, and she is an only child.
— Major: Business.
— High School: Stephens County.
— Hobbies: Swimming, boating, fishing, playing vol-
leyball, skiing, being around friends,
talking on the phone (!!). playing the
piano, singing, working out, driving
fast, and — most of all — spending time
— Future Plans — To finish school, find a career
that pays good money, and set-
tle down to raise a family.
— Employment: Stephanie works at Gem Southeast.
- Personal: Tonya is a commuter from Gillsville.
She was born on August II, 1971.
- Family: McCoy's parents are Barbara Garrison
and Jerry McCoy. She has one brother.
High School: Banks County
Hobbies: Playing ball.
Future Plans: Undecided.
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— Personal: Ginger is a commuter from Eastonollee.
She was born on December 13, 1970.
— Family: Rumsey's parents are Stanley and Vicki
Rumsey. She has one brother (Scott) and
one sister (Allyson).
— Major: Business.
High School: Stephens County.
— Hobbies: Dancing; communicating with people.
Future Plans: Undecided.
Employment: Ginger works at Eckerd's in loc
- Personal: Angie is a commuter from Cleveland.
She was born on September 24, 1971.
- Family: Smith is the daughter of Clarence and
Melba Smith. She has one sister, Holly.
- Major: Early Childhood Education.
- High School: White County.
- Hobbies: Sports, especially basketball and soft-
- Future Plans: To teach.
- Athletics: Angie was to play both basketball and
Softball for Piedmont this year, but
was sidelined early because of serious
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Personal: Daryl is a commuter from Demorest.
He was born on October 4, 1971.
Family: Daryl is the son of Floyd and Betty White.
High School: Habersham Central.
Employment. White works at the Cornelia office of
Leigh Anne Wade
Scon Sk arner
Karla U IttOII
Patricia U heeler
Par si White
Soon • Ivton
HertuM i W Mdnton
- Personal: Kristie is a commuter from Cornelia.
She was born on October 5, 1971.
- Family: Kristie's parents are Sgt. and Mrs. Larry
High School: Habersham Central.
Employment: Zimmerman works at Charley's
Quick Stop and Charley's Skillet
in Cornelia. Her job entails wait-
ing tables at the Skillet during
lunch, and minding the conve-
nience store during the after-
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— Personal: Darla is a commuter from Lavonia.
She was born on September 21, 1970.
— Family: Browns parents are Ernest and Sue
Brown, and she is an only child.
— Major: Middle Grades Education.
— High School: Stephens County.
— Hobbies: Water-skiing, being with Doug, work
— Future Plans: Get married pretty soon, and get a
teaching job at Stephens Counts
Employment: Darla works at Stephens Counts
Other: Darla was recently iwarded the Mint
Scholarship tor the 1990 1991 school \ ear
- Personal: Kym is a resident student from Lexing-
She was born on April 9, 1970.
- Family: Colquitt's parents are Hubert and Alice
- Major: Undecided. Present interest is advertis-
- High School: Oglethorpe County.
- Hobbies: Swimming, water-skiing.
- Future Plans.- Transfer to the University of Gero-
gia in the fall.
- Employment: Kym is a child-care assistant at
Bethlehem Baptist Church in
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— Personal: Trent is a commuter from Mt. Airy.
He was born on October 13. 1970.
— Family: Trent's parents are Tommy and Annette
Fricks. He has an older brother. Todd.
— High School: Habersham Central.
— Hobbies: Basketball, shooting pool. golf.
Athletics: Trent plays basketball and golf for
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Personal: Jeff is a commuter from Baldwin.
He was born on January 25, 1970.
Family: Lewallen's parents are Ray and Glenda
High School: Habersham Central.
Employment: Jeff is a teller at the Baldwin
Branch of Habersham Bank.
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- Personal: Kellie is a commuter from Baldwin.
She was born January II, 1969.
- Family: Partain's parents are Gene and Norma
Jean Partain. She has an older sister.
Lisa P. Nicholson, who is a Piedmont
Major: Business Administration.
High School: Habersham Central.
Hobbies: Swimming, horseback riding.
Future Plans: After college. Kellie plans to work
for her father to begin with, then
see what jobs are available.
Surosh Sluk\ .1
Personal: Jackie is a commuter from Toccoa.
She was born on September 10, 1970.
Family: Stancil's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Major: Middle Grades Education.
High School: Stephens County.
Hobbies: Dancing: tap and ballet — especially
tap ; summer morning breakfast at
Burger King with "the krew." (R.M.,
J.M., T.W.); P.W. was absent
Employment: Jackie works at Revco in Toccoa,
and at Jazzie Jane's Dance Studio
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Personal: Terrell is from Augusta. He is the youn-
gest of seven children.
Background: Yelverton is in his second year as
pitcher for the Piedmont Diamond
Lions. During his freshman year,
he pitched a no-hitter.
Priorities in Life: "God, family, school and base-
Future Plans: "You never know what might hap-
— Excerpted from an interview in the Piedmont
Tammv W heeler
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- Personal: Jimmy is a commuter from Tallulah
He was born on September 1, 1967.
Family: Jimmy's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Cash, and his sister, Lynnie Cash, at-
- High School: Rabun County.
- Community Involvement: Cash is a volunteer fir-
efighter and certified
First Responder with
the Tallulah Falls Fire
ran for a seat on the
town council this year.
Alice (Jody) Cannon
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- Personal: Jim is a commuter
He was born on
June 21, 1969.
- Family: Jim's parents are Rick
and Dianne Gallagher,
both school teachers
at South Habersham
- High School: Habersham Cen-
tral, where he
served as Senior
- Employment: Jim works at the
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- Personal: Joel is a commuter from Cornelia.
He was born on April 14, 1969.
- Family: Massey's parents are Billy and Sara Massey. He has
an older brother, James.
- Major: Business Administration, with a minor in Business
- High School: Habersham Central.
- Hobbies: Golf-, Commerce Division Club, where he is a Board
Member? First Baptist Church of Cornelia, where
he serves as an usher, a Sunday School class officer,
and a member of the Audiovisual Committee.
- Future Plans: Obtain a management job in a financial institu-
Employment: Joel works at Community Bank and Trust in
ALL TRANSACTIONS RECEIVED
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— Personal: John is a commuter from Toccoa.
— Family: John's mother and step-father are Bill
and Alice Knowles.
— Major: History.
— High School: Stephens County.
— Hobbies: Data Processing Management Associ-
ation; History Society; Chess; playing
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Personal: Amy is a commuter from Alto.
She was born July 1969.
Family: Amy's parents are Tony and Stephanie
High School: Habersham Central.
Employment: Amy works at the main office of
Community Bank and Trust in
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"Making an entrance is my specialty."
Kim Rider concentrates on her studies between classes. (— Moore)
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— Personal: Brad is a commuter from Cleveland.
He was born on December I, 1967.
— Family: Ash is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ash,
Jr., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Ash, Sr., and Mrs. Myrtle Lunsford.
— High School: White County.
— Future Plans: To marry Gretchen Smith on Au-
gust 18, 1990.
— Employment: Brad works for ASA Farms.
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— Personal: Cheree is a commuter from Cornelia.
She was born on October 30, 1969.
— Family: Cheree's parents are Charles and Van
cine Chandler. She has an older sister,
Charlene C. Jones, and a younger sister.
— High School: Habersham Central.
— Future Plans: To marry Timmy Charles in June of
- Personal: Sonya is a commut-
er from Baldwin.
She was born on
May 19, 1968.
- Family: Davidson's parents
are William and Sue
- High School: Habersham Cen-
- Employment: Sonya is the
at Lanier Air
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Personal: Jewell is a commuter from Commerce.
She was born on August 30, 1968.
- Family: Gordon's parents are James and Patsy
Gordon. She has two sisters, Paulette
and Lisa Gordon.
- Major: Accounting and Business Administration.
High School: Banks County.
- Hobbies: Reading, writing, listening to music.
- Future Plans: Undecided.
Employment: Jewell has been a Resident Assis-
tant for two years, and a student
worker in the Business Office.
- Honors: Deans List and Who's Who Among Stu
dents in American Colleges and Unuer
sities. Piedmont College Home c oming
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Personal: Tammy is a commuter from Auburn,
She was born on February 7, 1968.
Family: McDaniel's parents are Larry and Fran-
ces McDaniel. She has one brother.
Major: Business Administration.
- High School: Winder-Barrow.
Hobbies: Sports, especially softball.
- Future Plans: To get married, and to work as an
Administrative Assistant at Preci-
sion Planning, Inc. in Lawrence-
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Personal: Brad is a 1987 graduate of Piedmont
College, but he continues to take
classes to further his education.
- Family: Brad's parents are Dr. and Mrs. Garen
Simmons. He has one sister, Darcy, who
is a 1990 graduate of Piedmont College.
- High School: Brad is a 1983 graduate of Haber-
- Athletics: Simmons was a four-year letterman in
baseball at Piedmont from 1983-1987.
- Employment: Brad is in his first year as Piedmont
Head Women's Basketball Coach.
Boon Sun Ong
Personal: Darcy is a commuter from Demorest.
She was born on December 3, 1968.
Family: Simmons is the daughter of President
and Mrs. Garen Simmons. Her older
brother, Brad, is in his first year of
coaching the Piedmont Lady Lions bas-
Major: English, Secondary Education.
High School: Habersham Central.
Hobbies: Water-skiing, snow-skiing; presently
building a house with her fiance.
Future Plans.- Darcy has obtained a job as an
English teacher at White County
High School. She is getting mar-
ried in December of 1990 to Eric
Kim Canup of Alto looks over her homework
before Dr. Singer's class begins. ( — Moore)
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Hfun' Water* of Toccoa trie* hi* luck at one ol the li»a \A ilium* ol Pernor e»t look* like »he ,.
pinball machine* in ihe Siu.K-ni C«llMi Moore i heheve n i* alreadv time tor her te»t in
I Jm .11 ion Moon-
Jim Byrne* of Pemore»t prepare* lor a lull ffc) ol
cla»»e*. ( Moore)
The Key To Safe Sailing
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Student i ifc 51
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A time to gossip, walk, talk, goof off and get your picture made
Student i ifc 53
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Find a soft spot
and sit down.
Studtnt i if o 55
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A Gathering of
Wherever People Are, Friends Gather . . .
. . . on the lawn, in the dorm, in the halls.
Student I Ifc 57
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Student i ifc 59
Tammy McDaniel, student worker in the Dean's Office, enters data into
the computer. ( — Moore)
Students at Piedmont College can earn money
for their educational expenses in one of three
types of campus employment: the federal College
Work-Study Program which allows students to
work in various capacities in offices and depart-
ments on campus based on financial need, the
Piedmont College Work-Aid Program which is
funded through private contributions that are
designated for such purposes, or by being a Resi-
dent Assistant in one of the dormitories. RA's are
generally selected early and there are few posi-
tions, and the Work-Study Program is based
purely on financial need, so many students are
employed under the Piedmont Work-Aid Pro-
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Realizing that it is payday. Kin Bajrachrya — student
worker in the Student Center — smiles in anticipa-
tion of his montly check. ( — Moore)
Alumni Office student worker Beth Vest hurries to
complete a memo. ( — Moore)
Scott Hussey rushes to complete his homework
before beginning his shift in the Student Center
( — Moore)
Knowing H might bo j long nnohond In lofl
*. ,i>i>.'i gati oui j chorr) bapop Monro
Working m the Regi»tr*r » OfflCO keep. Qol
Student i He 61
Most students either want or
need to earn money during their
college years. One option for
those students at Piedmont is
on-campus employment through
the Work-Study or Work-Aid
Those students who do not
find work on campus are gener-
ally able to gain employment in
the local area. Several students
and their employers will be listed
here, but this is by no means an
extensive list. Joel Massey, Jay
Reed, Amy Waldon, Julie Poul-
son, Community Bank £ Trust;
Stephanie Miller, Brenda Mew-
borne, Daryl White, Brenda Lov-
ell, Ann Nicely, Jim Gallagher,
Pam Murray, Tonya Wright, Jeff
Lewallen, Habersham Bank; Rob
Moore, Whitfield Funeral Home:
Kristie Zimmerman, Charley's
Quick Stop $ Charley's Skillet;
Tracy Mathews, Cato ; John
Krippner, Video Attractions; So-
nya Davidson, Lanier Air Pro-
ducts; and Danny Mahaffey,
Rob Moore, employed at Whitfield Funeral
Home since 1987, doublechecks some
information. ( — L. Moore)
Pam Murray carries out her daily duties at the
Cornelia office of Habersham Bank. ( — Moore)
Stephanie Miller greets customers as she
performs her job as a teller at Habersham Bank
in Clarkesville. (— Moore)
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Secretary to Dean of
Director of Campus Life
Mrs. Donnis Henderson, Secretary to the Dean,
smiles as she prepares to greet a student.
( — Moore)
Dr. Albert Pleysier, History instructor, searches
for fossils on the History Society's archeological
dig. ( — Thompson)
Mr. Ed Carmack, computers instructor,
prepares to run a program. ( — Moore)
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Financial Aid Director
Dr. James McGuiness prepares to speak to his Mr. Bob Davidson discusses an assignment with one "Papa" Dean Middleton is the PFS Director in charge
education class. ( — Moore) of his Economics students. ( — Moore) of the Piedmont cafeteria. ( — Gaines)
70 Sail On
Mr* Carol Parker, the Registrar, prepare* to
an*wer a student * question Moon-
Dr Ken Melichar is the P*\cholog\ instructor
Mr Le*i* lindsev Purcell Resident Director
strolls through the halls ot Piedmont with an
r present smile M his lac.
Data Entry Clerk
Mr. Thorn Thrower helps Scott Mewborne with Always interacting with students, Mrs. Rachel York
an economics problem. ( — Moore) shows Joel Massey a family photo album. ( — Moore)
11 Sail On
Speech Drama English
Dr. Rob Wainberg proudU displays the
Piedmont Intramural Champ T-shirt he earned.
( — Moore)
Mrs. Kathy Wies. Secretary to the President
surveys the morning's mail. ( — Moore)
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Assistant to Registrar
Dean of Students
Mr. Bob Gregory, Financial Aid Director, talks
with Admissions Counselors Craig Tankersley,
Penny Graber and Renee York about Registration.
( — Moore)
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Mrs. Nancy Carmack. Admissions Secretary,
checks a prospective student's file. ( — Moore)
Dr. William Smith. Professor of English, conducts
a lecture in his History of the English Langauge
course. (— Moore)
Mr. Maxie Skinner. Athletic Director, hurries to
get his morning coffee. ( — Moore)
\1i IV k Stafford. Assistant Protf *kh of f nghsh
m.iki-> COpiM ta Mi "f »l I '
Pi Sarw Rmmm RmMM o< PtetoMi «•"
|oyi .1 >pi mg mor iM wi on canpai
Jody Cannon, Spring Semester President! Danielle Bachant, Social Chair-
person) Leroy Whiting, Fall Semester President! Gail Chapman, Vice-
Presidenti Leah Henderson, Secretary! Amber Ray, Treasurer! NOT PIC-
TURED: Dr. John Wester, Adviser. ( — Moore)
CLASS REPRESENTATIVES (Not Pictured): Senior — Danielle Bachant,
Janet Rooks s Junior — Mike Edwards, Derek Pardue s Sophomore — Matt
Benson, Pat Lewisi Freshman — Betsy Henderson, Angie Chambers
Jody Cannon, President
Leroy Whiting, President
Membership (Not Pictured): Stephen Allen, Suresh Shakya, Manoj Shresta,
Arun Bajracharya, Patrick Lama, Monique Agbor, Ken Dietrich, Randy
Thacker, Michihiro Nagasu, Michelle Fuller, Junko Ono, Lori Payne, Tim
Lord, Wendy Leung, Scott Mewbourne, Danny Mahaf fey, Kevin Fallin, Billy
Payne, Von Westmoreland, Edmund Eno, Mark Witherington, Daniel Za-
borac, Brenda Mewborne. Officers (Not Pictured): Jay Reed, President!
Ronnie Mullinax, Vice-President! Kin Bajracharya, Secretary/Treasurer-,
Board Members: Sonya Davidson, Joel Massey, Jewell Gordon! Advisors:
Dr. Allan Blair, Mr. Thorn Thrower
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This year. SGA started an aluminum CM ilrivo on Sonva Dtvtdmt COHMMff ^ lut< Hoard Wmt>«-i r
campus 10 raise money for the purchase o( new lane* afier a hard day o( classes i MOON
recreation equipment. ( — Moore)
Bill Beehler works to unearth artifacts at the site of
the Historical Society's archeological dig in White
County. ( — Thompson)
Tracy Dyer looks over some information about
the Student Georgia Association of Educators
(SGAE). ( — Moore)
Terri Edwards, SGAE Vice-President, takes ad-
vantage of some free time to catch up on her
studies. ( — Moore)
Paul Robards and Dr. Max White get their hands
dirty. ( — Thompson)
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tat if id,
FRONT: Mary Tittle. Paul Robards. President) Tatjana Thompson. Treasur-
er, Joseph Wheeler. John Noble, BACK: Dr. Max White. Adviser. Matt
Benson. Dr. Ralph Singer. Adviser; William Morgan. Daryl White. Michael
Carroll, Secretary; John Stevenson, NOT PICTURED: Dr. Albert Plevsier.
Adviser, Bill Beehler. Vice-President, Jonathan Barrett. ( — Moore)
Dr. Pleysier ( — Thompson) Dr. Singer takes a break. ( — Thompsoi
Dr. Jam- Mclerrin. H'At fcdhrtM
IGAI M fw bWI (Not Pictured HjPflaHl Robert* Prendeni. Inn u
ward*. Vice Pr a rt da M i lem Hofeoadk, ^.m.-ijh |
Historian, CtiMt) Talle*. Su»an IoWMM \f9K\ Dyai HaM Horn Julie
DaMln.NaiKs Haru-n Slu-il.. AdMM. Kin Simmemon oavla DM lue \ fi
m Howard Mkhaal Carrel. Am) fard Ni • iurn*f.ka>
Edwardi Mar) lawdh— Lara Laa ran Oaai ladl FaM Dartitraani
Pabo ra h Irvm, Omm Daaa Wandl Halfta tmm
drtwi raraai Fard Danra Martin Kaa
Jody Cannon, Kristin Hobgood, Janice Gaither, Brenda Rush. Dr. Emerson
Brooking, Adviseri Wanda Dawson, Tony Higdon, Robin Tipton. Scott
Wiersom NOT PICTURED: Cindy Stonecypher, Debbie Charles, Renee
Loudermilk, Roberta Callahan, Tora McDuffie, Chenelle Raines, Diane
Wall, Tina Hunnicutt. Barbara Isbell.
Ram Dongol, Suresh Shakya, Signor Rana, Rohit Duvadie, Laura Edney.
Treasurers Gail Chapman, President; Manoj Shrestha, Patrick Lama, Bon-
nie Young, Social/Activities Coordinator; Jill Shedd, Vice-President; Dr.
Vijaya Kandala, Adviser; NOT PICTURED: Pam Murray, Secretary; Arun
Bajracharya, Rohit Duvadie, Kerry Mote, Jay Mudbhary, Boon Sun Ong,
Umesh Upadhyay, Mr. William Rush, Adviser; Dr. Reza Ahangar, Adviser.
Dr. Kandala Mr. Rush Dr. Ahangar
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Pam A Murray. Main Phy*ic* Club Secreiary. Janice 6a it her head* lor home -slier a lull da> ol
plan* her cour»e* for next MfflMtK | Moore | dMMI CMM
Mt Wier*on lake* lime oui lot .1 phOM •
FRONT: Cyndi Wood, Lisa Butler, Robin Tipton, Bonita Bagley, Lynette
Finch, Jennifer Charles, Eric Dickerson, Matt Benson> BACK: Donna
Cleveland, Evan Charles, Margaret Zadel, Brad Brown, Rick Austin, Ray
FRONT: Dr, James Mellichamp, Accompanists Anne Born, Susan Austin,
Margaret Zadel. Lisa Butler, Jennifer Charles, Evan Charles, Mr. Robert
Prowse, Directon BACK: Robin Tipton, Bonita Bagley, Leroy Whiting, Beth
Vest, Cyndi Wood, Mary Tittle, Lynette Finch, Matt Benson, Donna Cleve-
land, Eric Dickerson. NOT PICTURED: Page Alberts, David Boswinkle,
Rhonda Purcell. Margaret Stabler, Anthony Teasley, Julie Tucker, Keith
84 Sail On
Members of the Chapel Choir perform the Anthem at Piedmont Studies.
Members of the Chamber Singers perform at
Dr. James Mellichamp accompanies the Chapel
Choir on the organ, and also directs the Chamber
NEWSPAPER STAFF: John Stevenson. Staff Writer, Tatjana Thompson.
Editor, Jonathon Noble, Staff Writer, NOT PICTURED: Scott Murray. Ad
Sales, Mr. Dick Stafford, Advisor. (-Moore)
Vann Trotter, Newspaper Sports Chuck Gaines, Newspaper Photo-
Writer. (-Moore) grapherjody Cannon, Yearbook
YEARBOOK STAFF, Rob Moore, Managing Editor, and Jennifer Martin.
Design Editor (Above), Lesley Bennett (Above), Business Manager, April
Anderson, Assistant Editor, Tatjana Thompson, Chuck Gaines, Jody Can-
non, and Christi Woodham, Photographers, Tracy Mathews, and Bobby
86 Sail On
Rob Moore. Yearbook Managing Editor, lakes a
moment lo relax (Crump)
April Anderson. Assistant Yearbook Editor.
works hard to sort pictures to finish the book.
"You mean the yearbook meeting is todav ?" asks
a distressed Tracy Mathews
dwell Gaines. Yearbook NawapapO) Pha t OOJl
pher. gets caught at his own game Cannon
Bobby Posner enlists the help ot Todd GtM
lamim Uheolet U aiuia Paw son. Susan Austin
.nui tockit Stand to talaei pou-nn.ii yaarbooh
I pktarai Maori
Lynette Finch, BSU Fellowship Chairperson, studies on
Piedmont's center lawn. (Gaines)
Wendy Wilson works in the Getman-Babcock flow- Members of the Piedmont Baptist Student Union
er beds to help beautify the campus. (-Cannon) visit a meeting of the Truett-McConnell BSU in
Carol Pence, Rhonda Purcell, Vickie Webb and
Kristal Stafford perform a scene from "Steel Mag-
Jewell Gordon. Tammy McDamel. Beth V«|. Anthony Teasley. Donna Cleveland, trie Did
Missions Chairman, Lynene finch. fellowship Chairperson, Tim lord. Malt Benson. President.
Loyce Martin. Ben Ca«h. Gail Chapman. Vice-President, Julie Tucker. Doug Register. NOT PtC
TURED Bomta Bagley. Music Drama Chairperson, Mr Hal WAinson. Advisor. Cathy Thurmond.
Heather Anderson. Rick Austin. Jennifer Charles. Yukiko komamura. Amber Ray. Bobfct Posner.
Wendy Wilson. Danielle Bachani. Dexter Sanders. Jason Moore
L"W to the large number of partii ipant* in
IMI WOVtodrnm frmpradactloM h
evhau»tive h>l »a* ivot lOmiMled b*c«o»*
of the probability ol MCidMttl »'
Data Processing Management Association: John Stevenson, Joseph
Wheeler, Tim Brown, Marty Veal. NOT PICTURED: Dr. Ed Carmack, Advis-
Torch Club: Terri Edwards, Deborah Irvin, Elizabeth Marsh, Kimberli Sim-
Alpha Chi: Jill Shedd, Roberta Callahan, Ken Dietrich, Terri Edwards,
Jennifer Charles, Deborah Irvin, Jane Chitwood, NOT PICTURED: Verna
Howard, Ryan Melton, Arun Bajracharya, Umesh Upadhyay, Robin Tipton,
Manoj Shrestha, Dr. James Mellichamp, Adviser.
90 Sail On
Joseph Wheeler takes a minui
DPMA problem. (— Moore)
3 think about a
Jill Shedd. Jane Chitwood and Arun Bajracharya
accept their Alpha Chi certificates from Dr. Mel-
lichamp and Dr. Adams at Honors Day. (—
Ryan Melton receives his Alpha CM certificate Robin I ipton. Mm Mplu c M membei I jk«-> j >n oil
.lu'uiu! >. ampus v. MM
Members of Alpha Chi are recognized for their
•ccompMohmonti -it Honon Do) Moon
Manic Skim* MMrtk Dlrtctoi
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Tiffiany Cantrell returns the serve of her Truett-
McConnell opponent. (— Moore)
Rhonda Carr watches as LeAnn Bagwell, Betsy
Henderson and Teresa Wood braid Dackri Da-
vis's hair for the big game. ( — Moore)
Tonya McCoy prepares to slam a Shorter pitch.
( — Moore)
During a pre-game warm-up, Richard York shows
just how high he can jump. ( — Moore)
LEFT: Angie Chambers looks for some down-
court assistance. ( — Moore)
CENTER: Ray Kelly prepares for a match with
Truett-McConnell. ( — Moore)
RIGHT: Craig Gee watches as Eugene Ludlam pre-
pares the field for a game. (— Moore)
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LeighAnn Johnson, Coach Brad Simmons, Betsy Henderson. April Ander-
son. Dackri Davis, Chnsti Woodham. Angie Smith, Rhonda Carr. Angie
^^ Chambers. Tonya McCoy. Assistant Coach Rick Austin, NOT PICTURED
Pat Lewis. Bonnie Brown, Laura Edney, Chenelle Raines. Dannette Bowers.
Stacey Spruell, Manager.
Jimmy Whelchel, Ricky Woodruff, Mike Williams, Tim Arrendale, Darren
Volke, Mike Edwards, Chris Price, Shane Bray, Jason Freeman. NOT PIC-
TURED: Coach Steve Harwood, Assistant Coaches Skip Johnston and
Derek Lovins; Randy Fordham, Chris Ludwig, Derek Pardue, Craig Gee,
Jeff Bryan, Eugene Ludlam, Patrick Mayfield, Jim Bishop, Richie Jordan,
Mike Jasperse, Jamie Cleveland, Billy Miller, Rodney Allen, Raymond Kent,
Jeff Jenkins, Tom Johnson, John Krippner, Kenny Haney, Greg McCall,
Jeff Winters, John Hedgecough, Terrell Yelverton.
■Ski *^ i
Softball: Sandi Bagley, Dackri Davis, Leah Henderson, Andi Gillelandi NOT
PICTURED: Gina Martin, Cindy Holman, Julie Denard, Betsy Henderson,
Judy Nichols, Bonnie Brown, Trina Freeman, Teresa Wood, LeAnn Bagwell,
Tracy Mathews, Kim Harris, Miki Howard, Janet Rooks, Kerry Ward, Karla
Watson, Stacey Spruell, Tammy McDaniel, Coach Alfred Stroud, Assistant
Coach Bobby Jones.
Coach Steve Harwood Coach Alfred Stroud
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LEFT: Andi Gilleland concentrates on the game. ( —
RIGHT: Christi Woodham, Tonya Mccoy and Betsy
Henderson take on the North Georgia Lady Saints.
BELOW: The Piedmont Diamond Lions await some
action at Truett- McConnell. (— Moore)
FAR RIGHT: Rhonda Carr keeps score during a soft-
ball game. ( — Moore)
BOTTOM LEFT: Coach Skinner talks with the
Lions during a time- out. (— Moore)
BOTTOM RIGHT: Miki Howard prepares for a hit.
( — Moore)
Barry Dooley, Coach Ralph "Buzz" Singer. Tim Brown, NOT PICTURED
Danny Ling. Mary Curry. Tiffiany Cantrell. Jennifer Dean. Scott Wierson.
Jame* Grimshaw. Trent Frick*. Richard York, NOT PICTURED Dann\
Mahaffey. Leroy Whiting. Coach Maxie Skinner
a ^ C \ Student* ***** <nen d*. " gC o» a»
sponsored- Stu lSl0 n. »o ^fcj. C d .
school '^o**^ " ETW "»«* arC ! Ca*-o *£
Honor* ™ " ^ nclod e d.i«* ^ slu)i ent* *
Student l Ifc 103
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Volume 70 of the Piedmont College Yonahian
yearbook was printed in Montgomery, AL, by
Herff Jones Publishing. This year, the spine size
was increased from 7 3 A" by 10 Vi" to 8 V2" by II".
The cover is company stock with a school-insert-
ed photograph. The printing is on 80-weight
enamel paper stock. Division headlines are in
Freehand-, regular headlines are in Chelsea Black;
subheadlines are Avante Garde Demi Italic; body
copy is in Optima; captions are in Lydian. Indi-
vidual portraits were taken by Olan Mills Studios.
Other photographers are identified in parenthe-
ses following each caption.
This yearbook is almost complete. It has been
my personal ambition to make this annual the
best in Piedmont history. At this point, I think it
would be appropriate to mention a few people
who have helped me make this book a reality.
Ms. Patti Dixon became our adviser after the
start of school, so she was caught almost unpre-
pared for yearbook work. During the course of
the year, however, Patti has shown her willing-
ness to assist us.
Jennifer Martin, Design Editor, has been of
invaluable help to me as a sounding board for
ideas, a designer, and a long-time friend. April
Anderson, Assistant Editor, has shown that she is
really eager to work on the yearbook. On several
occasions during the summer, April gave up her
free time to help me finish the book. Bruce Hart-
ley is our representative from Herff- Jones, and
he has been at our meetings faithfully every two
weeks and several times during the summer to
provide valuable input and assistance.
I would also like to extend my gratitude to
anyone who has contributed in any way to the
production of this yearbook.
Yonahian Managing Editor
TOP: Design Editor Jennifer Martin and Assistant Editor April Anderson goof
off after a yearbook staff meeting. ( — Moore)
BOTTOM: Patti Dixon explains the photography schedule to Olan Mills Pho-
tographer Don Griner. ( — Moore)
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Bruce Hartley, our representative from Herff-Jones, regularly attends
meetings to assist us in the production of the yearbook. (— Moore)
Lesley Bennett, Business Manager, pauses to smile for the e
Jody Cannon. Photographer for the »taff , can't believe
picture. ( Moore)
has taken her
>siiii Kot- Moon iti torn .^.nn
Special Hunks k v
Local News and Happenings
— New Wal-Mart Shopping Center opened in-
cluding Food Lion, First Commerce Supermar-
ket Bank, Lisa's Specialty Shop, Sherwood's
Jewelry, Cato, Cato Plus, Habersham One-Hour
Photo, Video Attractions, The Bamboo House
Restaurant and Pic-N-Pay Shoes.
— New Cornelia Post Office opened in ren-
ovated Cornelia Plaza near Sears, Cornelia Pla-
za Restaurant, The Book Store and L- Mart.
— Habersham County's first female law en-
forcement officers began work: Mrs. Nell
Goss, Habersham County Sheriff's Depart-
ment-, Ms. Stephanie Edge, Cornelia Police De-
— Cale Thomason, a 19 year-old Cornelia fire-
fighter, was killed after falling into an aban-
doned well while fighting a 2:30 AM fire at a
long-vacant house. Also a volunteer firefighter
for Baldwin, Cale had been named that city's
"Fireman of the Year" for 1989. Two area resi-
dents have since been arrested and charged
with arson and felony murder in Thomason's
— Demorest Police Chief Charlie Smith re-
tired. Greg EHingson, at that time a Cornelia
policeman, was chosen to replace Smith. In the
months to follow, the department purchased
an additional patrol car (a Mustang) and added
Officer Clinton Jones as a patrolman.
— A late-night, fall tornado ravaged the Alley's
Chapel Community in northern Habersham
County. Numerous homes were destroyed, and
the area in the path of the storm was basically
— Fieldale poultry leader Lee Arrendale and
his wife were killed in an early-afternoon crash
of their twin-engine plane near the Piedmont
College Golf Course on Friday, March 9, 1990.
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Mini Mig 109
TELEVISION: The Simpsons
MOVIES: "Dick Tracy"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Days of Thunder"
SEQUELS: "Die Harder"
MUSIC: MC Hammer
New Kids on the Block
OTHER: Soft drink "cool cans"
Sporty American cars (Berettas, Es-
In with fans, out with critics:
Rock Group 1 Live Crew
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Robert Penn Warren
Malcolm S. Forbes
Sammy Davis, Jr.
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NY Yankees Manager
Rock and Roll Singer
— Billionaire Donald I rump split. Alleged third
party is Dalton, GA's own Maria Maples.
— The Berlin Wall fell in a historic step toward
— Rock and roll superstar Gloria Estefan suf-
fered serious injuries when her touring bus was
involved in a wreck. Doctors predict a full re-
— Georgians are growing accustomed to the
state's new 1990 automobile license plates,
which feature a Georgia Peach.
— Pete Rose was banned from baseball for life
because of illegal gambling.
— Voyager II left the solar system.
— Hurricane Hugo, one of the fiercest storms
of the decade, devastated Gaudeloupe, Mon-
terrat, St. Croix, Puerto Rico and Charleston.
— San Francisco was struck by a severe earth-
quake on October 17, 1989.
— Operation "Just Cause" the largest U.S.
military operation since Vietnam, forced Dic-
tator Manuel Noriega from power in Panama.
— African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela
was finally freed from captivity.
— Saturday Night Live celebrated its 15th sea-
Scott Murray and Hank Strom engage in a serious
game of Chess. ( — Moore)
Jimmy Cash and Tammy McDaniel talk to a friend
after Piedmont Studies. ( — Moore)
ID Sail On
Cross with Care
A common problem for those
students who arrive just before
class is finding parking spaces.
Generally, the parking lots near
the Student Center, Getman-
Babcock Dorm, and on the road
between the Piedmont Chapel
and the cafeteria fill up first.
Students who arrive later usu-
ally find that they must find a
spot for their car in one of the
lots on the other side of Highway
441. Although both of these lots
are well-maintained, they are
still across the highway from
After finding a parking space,
students must then wait for a
break in traffic so that they can
cross the very busy commercial
route. At times, the wait for a
Susan Austin catches up on the latest Piedmont
news in "The Lion's Roar." ( — Moore)
Terri Edwards smiles as she walks to her first
class of the day. ( — Moore)
chance to cross can be as long as
A common joke at Piedmont is
that someone is going to be run
over by a chicken truck. This,
however, may not be a joke
much longer — it is getting too
close to reality. Please use care
when crossing 441!
Gina Martin. Michael Williams and Cmd\
Holman three good friends uki- .1 t<iok
from a busy day ( Moore)
Student Lift 113
Jewell Gordon, Queen; Mike Edwards, King) and
Jody Cannon, Queen
Members of the Homecoming Court participate
in the thrift store fashion show. ( — Thompson)
Homecoming Finalists: Matt Benson, Jody Can-
non, Mike Edwards, Kristie Zimmerman, Ken Die-
trich, Jackie Stancil, Skip Johnston, Jewell Gor-
don ( — Moore)
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Homecoming Court: BACK — Leah Henderson. Jody Cannon, Tracy Mathews. Lesley Bennett, Kristie Zim-
merman. Jackie Stancil. Jennifer Charles, Bonita Bagley. Jewell Gordon; FRONT — Matt Benson. Chuck
Gaines. Richard York, Mike Edwards. Ken Dietrich. Skip Johnston, Shannon Floyd. | — Moore
"Piedmont Pride" was the
theme of Homecoming 1989, which
was held on Saturday, October 14,
1989. The day began with a "P"
Club business meeting, followed by
a picnic lunch.
After lunch, the Homecoming
Court was presented to the crowd.
The court included Bonita Bagley,
Matt Benson, Lesley Bennett, Jody
Cannon, Jennifer Charles, Ken Die-
trich, Mike Edwards, Shannon
Floyd, Chuck Gaines, Jewell Gor-
don, Leah Henderson, Skip John-
ston, Tracy Mathews, Jackie Stan-
cil, Richard York and Kristie Zim-
Dr. Garen Simmons followed the
presentation of the court with his
State of the College Address. Then
the crowd was entertained by the
Fort Mountain Boys, a popular
country and pop band. Also during
the afternoon, the Alumni Associ-
ation held its annual meeting and
election of officers.
At 3:00 pm, the Piedmont base-
ball team faced Truett-McConnell
on the newly renovated Diamond
Lions Field. That evening, a lyceum
featuring Donna Roll was held in
the school chapel. Following the
concert, the Homecoming Dance
was held, and the court winners
were announced: Mike Edwards,
King; Jody Cannon and Jewell Gor-
don, Queens; Jackie Stancil, Matt
Benson, Kristie Zimmerman. Ken
Dietrich, and Skip Johnston.
When Students Get Bored,
They Want the DJ to
Let the Music Play
Dances are an important ex-
tracurricular activity at Pied-
mont College. Periodically, the
school sponsors organized
dances to allow students to in-
teract and to release tension.
Each dance has a somewhat dif-
This year, the following
dances have been held at Pied-
mont: the Homecoming dance? a
fall dance with marshmallow
roast and hayride-, the Christ-
mas semi-formal dance at the
Cornelia Community House-, a Jan-
uary "Welcome Back" dance; the
Valentine's semi-formal dance at
the Cornelia Community House;
MORP (prom spelled backwards), a
dance featuring thrift store cloth-
ing; a lawn dance; and the Spring
Formal at the Georgia Mountains
Center in Gainesville.
Disc-jockeys for this year in-
cluded Freddie Luka (alias "Fast
Freddie" of WAPW, Power 99 in
Atlanta), Piedmont College's own
"Bubba", and Randy Crump of
"Sound Alternative" in Cornelia.
Compact discs and laser videos
have gradually begun to replace
cassettes as dance music.
Dances are an important part of
the college social experience for
students. They provide opportuni-
ties for meeting other students
and making new friends. Although
the music changes with time, the
purpose of dances remains the
Bridget Rose and Barbara Blackwell — gettin' down
at the January Welcome Back Dance. ( — Moore)
Todd Gant, Wanda Dawson, Bill Beehler and
Mark McCoy pose for a group photo at the
Valentine's Dance. ( — Olan Mills)
Vickie demons. Sandy Joiner, Rob Moore and
Krista McRae — four good friends enjoy the
Valentine's Dance. ( — Olan Mills)
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Wanda Dawson and Bill Beehler try some new steps
at the Valentine's Dance. ( — Moore)
Danette Bowers. Maria Costello, Tonya Anderson.
Leah Henderson, Tyler Lee, Craig Gee, Lewis Lane
and Daniel Brigman watch the Dating Game. ( —
William Aker. Miles Merritt, Octavius Mulligan. John
Knppner . Chris Price and Randy Fordham strut their
stuff at the Christmas Dance. ( — Moore)
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Milli Vanilli, Taylor Dayne,
Paula Abdul, Biz Markie, Skid
Row, Warrant . . . the list of pop-
ular music acts could go on and
on. These are only a few of the
musicians who have been popu-
lar during this school year. There
are probably almost as many dif-
ferent opinions about music as
there are students at Piedmont.
Although neither features a
pop/80's format, two new radio
stations have emerged in Haber-
sham County this year. WCON,
a long-established AM/FM sta-
tion, moved into a new studio,
increased its FM output to
50,000 watts, and separated pro-
gramming into an AM easy-lis-
tening format and an FM station
featuring a primarily country
Chris Price and John Krippner show off their new
dance sreps (or is that hops?). ( — Moore)
Miles Met r in and Mario Miller give their approv
al to the MORP Dance. ( — Moore)
format. WMJE, MAJIC 103, based
in Clarkesville, became that
city's first FM station. After fac-
ing delays caused by vandalism
of its antenna tower, the station
began broadcasting in the
spring. MAJIC 103 features music
and newscasts aimed at people
age 30 and older.
lewis Lane and Jennifer Martin m |o| J riOM
dance Ji the Janu.«r\ Uekoiiu- Bach P .
Pan! Pivon eowdoc M tru- Datini Sum •>• the
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You prepare to leave your
dorm room, realizing that you
are going to be late for class for
the second time this week (and
it's only Wednesday!). What ex-
cuse can you use this time?
Your professor is not going to
believe that your mom drove all
the way up from Atlanta to make
sure you finished all your scram-
bled eggs, oat bran and orange
juice. How about telling him you
couldn't find a parking space?
No, that was the excuse you
You enter the hallway, ap-
proaching the doorway to the
classroom. SLAM! The door to
Jodi White. Susan Austin and Tara Walter, three
Habersham County commuters, watch the guys
go by. ( — Moore)
Matt Williams. Jeff Winters, Skip Johnston and
Kelhe Partain provide comedy relief at the bas
ketball game. ( — Moore)
your class is locked and you've
just managed to miss another
So that your effort won't be a
total loss, you go down to the
Student Center to study. As you
enter the building, your friend
yells for you to come over and
shoot a game of pool. One thing
leads to another and you forget
that you are there to study.
An hour elapses before you
know it, and suddenly you throw
down the pool cue, realizing that
you are almost late for your next
class. As you near the classroom,
you realize that your books are
still in the Student Center. It's
going to be one of those days.
Human nature has reared its ugly
Bobby Lett smiles after a Lions basketball vtCtO
Student I ifc
Do's and Don'ts of Dating
There are many important
steps that should be followed in
order to have a good date. Al-
though some steps apply specifi-
cally to men or to women most
Don't forget that you have a
Be sure to take a shower.
Don't be too cheap (a picnic is
fine, but don't make your date
split a hotdog with you).
Don't wear old work clothes
(she can tell the difference be-
tween your new faded jeans and
your farm jeans).
Don't tell your date, "Your
mother dresses you funny."
Don't be late for the date.
Be sure to wear deodorant (or
you might have to shower
Lisa Williams can't believe that she forgot to do
her homework for Dr. Blair. ( — Moore)
Jim Gallagher, Wes Landers and Joel Massey en-
joy a friendly game of flag football. ( — Stafford)
Pick an appropriate place to
take your date (Guys: a place
that features female mud wres-
tling might not be too popular
with your date).
Don't go to pick up your date
on a bicycle.
Don't wear too much cologne
Don't drive too fast (you
would hate to get a ticket with
your date in the car).
Don't say, "Oops! I left my
wallet at home. Can you loan me
Do your best to have a good
time (no matter how bad the
food at the restaurant was).
Pam Murray looks forward to her next class. ( —
Scott studies outside on a pretty fall afternoon. | Jay Reed enjoys a sunny summer afternoon by
— Stafford) the pool. ( — Moore)
Ginger Rum«ey watche* a tense pool match lacktf SiancH \w\\<> Sttva Farit) with hk pool ahoi
Moore ) \l.
Student Life 123
Commuters to Piedmont College
Continually Find Themselves
On the Road Again
Consider this scenario: you are a
commuter from the southern part
of Stephens County. After getting
up late, you realize that you only
have 30 minutes to get to your 9:00
class at Piedmont. You rush out the
door and jump into your car, hop-
ing the Georgia State Patrol
doesn't have a speed trap between
Kim Simmemon listens as her friend tells about her
day. ( — Moore)
Rhonda Carr prepares to swipe the balloons at the
Homecoming Dance, ( — Moore)
your house and school.
Your trip is fairly uneventful ex-
cept for having to pass a few slow
cars. In fact, things are going quite
well, and it is only 8:49. As you
round the curve by Demorest Lake,
you feel confident that you're go-
ing to be early.
One factor you have not consid-
ered is where you are going to find
a parking space. You try the lot be-
side the Student Center, but it is
full. You proceed on up the drive-
way beside the chapel, hoping
even for an empty faculty space
Finally, after almost getting hit be a
chicken truck, you find a space on
the other side of 441.
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Student Life 127
Taking a Gamble at Casino Night
Casino Night was held on
Tuesday, April 10, 1990, from 7pm
to 10pm in the Student Center.
Each person who attended the
event was given $25,000 in play
money which could be "gam-
bled" at Blackjack, Roulette and
the Wheel of Fortune.
Equipment and professional
dealers were brought in from a
party company in Atlanta. Dr.
John Wester, Dean of Students,
also dealt Blackjack, while Ms.
Patti Dixon, Director of Student
Life, ran the Wheel of Fortune.
Over 100 students participat-
ed in the event which climaxed
in an auction for $250 in prizes.
Each person received a voucher
with which to bid on a prize.
Mark McCoy, Michael Carroll and Daniel
Brigman try their luck at the Roulette table.
"This is my spot." ( — Moore)
"I'm about to start the auction. How much do I
hear for the Code-A-Phone answering Everyone studies the table before the wheel is Students try their luck at Dr. Westers Blackjack
machine?" (— Moore) spun. (— Moore) table. ( — Moore)
Ms. Pam v.niM.i Dixon prop o r o i to ipki tho Ms Pom) Orabor KitntmkOM ComrooIoi
Mfhool of FortwM I Moor* practices her pool tooting •*.■». boforo
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Student Lite \29
A Night of Music, Video & Food
Spring Formal Held In Gainesville
The 1990 Spring Formal was
held on Friday, April 20th, from
8:30 until midnight at the Geor-
gia Mountains Center in Gaines-
ville. Music and videos were pro-
vided by "Sound Alternative" of
Cornelia. DJs for the evening
were Randy Crump, Rob Moore
and Doug Ward.
Decorations for the evening
were coordinated by Danielle
Bachant, Activities Chairperson
for the Piedmont Student Gov-
ernment Association. Items used
to decorate included black and
white balloons, silver masks and
silver streamers over black plas-
Professional photography was
provided by Rudeseal and Asso-
ciates Photography of Cornelia.
ABOVE: "The Guys" enjoy the festivities. (—
Moore) BELOW: Eddie Brock and Lesley Bennett
look like they are having a good time at the
dance. ( — Moore)
Jerry Cox and Betsy Henderson: gettin' down to
the beat. (— Moore)
Loyce Martin prepares to take some of the deco-
rations after the dance. (— Moore)
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Rob Moore takes lime oul Irom his job M f9tt
hook phoio^taphei Mid assisiam l\l 10 socialize
with Rhonda Carr and loma McCO) Crump
Spring Formal 131
Students Honored April 11th
On Wednesday, April 11, 1990,
more than 200 students were hon-
ored for their accomplishments at
Julie Tucker received the H. M.
Stewart Award of Excellence and ac-
cepted a trophy from President Sim-
mons and Mr. Charles Miller and Mr.
Bill Loyd of Community Bank & Trust.
Another important award was pre-
sented to Mr. Dick Stafford who re-
ceived the Sears-Roebuck Founda-
tion Teaching Excellence and Cam-
pus Leadership Award for his work as
an English, drama and speech teacher
and for his work in reviving the Pied-
mont College drama program.
President Simmons presented cer-
tificates to 19 students named to
"Who's Who Among Students in
American Colleges and Universities."
Then Mrs. Carol Parker, Registrar,
announced the names of the 28 stu-
dents who would be graduating with
honors in May. Dr. James Mellichamp
then announced the 14 students who
were selected for Alpha Chi member-
Ms. Martha Cantrell, President of
the Torch Club, invited Deborah Irvin
and Kimberli Simmemon, both of Ha-
bersham County, to membership in
the organization. Torch awards went
to Elizabeth Marsh and Terri Edwards.
Mr. Robert Gregory, Director of Fi-
nancial Aid, presented scholarships to
many students. Camp Younts scholar-
ships were awarded to Arun Bajra-
charya, Matt Benson, Jerry Cox, Rohit
Duvadie, Joseph Elder, Bridgett Mar-
cus, Kerry Mote, Mary Tittle, Melissa
Walls, Umesh Upadhyay, Cynthia
Wood, Darren Volk and Richard York.
Flint Scholarships went to Stephen
Allen, Darla Brown, Gail Chapman,
Johnny Coxx, Elizabeth Marsh and
Rob Moore. Individual name scholar-
ships were awarded to Crissy Talley,
Stephanie Miller, Paul Robards, Kim-
berly Hudson, Pam A. Murray, Wendy
Wilson, Lesa Gabrels, Tom Nixon and
Mrs. Nancy Singer, Alumni Direc-
tor, presented Alumni Memorial
Scholarships to Amber Ray, Tatjana
Thompson, Lynette Finch, Kim Sim-
memon, Tracy Dyer, Mimi D'Entre-
mont and Kathleen McDuffie. Dr.
Reza Ahangar presented the Mary L.
Griggs Scholarship to Jill Shedd.
Departmental awards were given to
69 students by department chairmen.
Dr. John Wester, Dean of Students,
then presented Meritorious Service
Awards to the SGA Officers and the
RA's for their work during the school
Mr. Clarence Duncan announces the recipient of President Simmons holds the school trophy as Mr. Charles Miller of Community Bank 6 Trust presents
the Accounting Award. (— Moore) Julie Tucker with the H. M. Stewart Award of Excellence. (— Moore)
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Professor Dick Stafford received the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching
Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. (—Moore)
Darla Brown. Stephen Allen. Gail Chapman.
Johnny Coxx. Rob Moore and Elizabeth Marsh
received Flint Scholarships. (— barren
Nancy Barrett. Danielle Bachant. Rick Austin.
Ken Dietrich. Henrietta Roberts and Julie
Tucker were among 19 students named to
"Who's Who Among Students in American
Colleges t Universities. "
Julie Tucker and President Garen Simmons
pose with the school's H M Stewart AwjrJ ot
Excellence trophv | Moore
Ninety-Third Commencement Held
Graduation exercises were held on
Sunday, May 13, 1990, in the Piedmont
College Chapel. Approximately 86 stu-
dents received their Baccalaureate de-
grees. Several honorary doctoral de-
grees were also conferred.
President Garen Simmons, assisted by
Dean Carlton Adams, awarded the
Bachelor of Arts degree to 83 students
and the Bachelor of Science degree to
three students. Those people receiving
honorary doctorates were Prescott S.
Bush, Jr., Doctor of Laws; John C. Foster,
Doctor of Laws; Glenn C. Bell, Doctor of
Business Administration; and Thelma
Neufeld, Doctor of Business Adminis-
tration. Paul E. Anderson received the
honorary Doctor of Education degree,
but was unable to attend the ceremony.
Prescott S. Bush, Jr. delivered the
commencement address entitled,
"Making a Difference." The address was
followed by a song from the Piedmont
College Chamber Singers, under the di-
rection of Mr. Robert Prowse.
Students receiving the Bachelor of
Arts degree were Laura Adams, Sheila
Adams, Darren Anderson, Brad Ash,
Danielle Bachant, Kin Bajracharya, Nan-
Mr. Glenn C. Bell. Mr. Prescott S. Bush. Jr., and Mrs.
Thelma Neufeld prepare to enter the chapel for the
ceremony. ( — Moore)
Members of Piedmont's faculty line up for the 1990
Commencement Exercises. ( — Moore)
Bruce Waters of Toccoa uses the time before Gradu-
ation to catch up on school news in "The Lion's
Roar." (— Moore)
cy Barrett, Lillian Barrs, Jill M. Batson,
Janet Baxley, Anne Born, John Brewer,
Vance Brown, Debbie Burrell, Jeff
Casper, Cheree Chandler, Jennifer
Charles, Danny Chitwood, Thomas
Crosby, Darlene Cross, Julie Daffin, So-
nya Davidson, Ken Dietrich, Jennifer
Dodd, James Dooley, Susan Duckett,
Chip Duncan, Jeannine Estes, Jeanette
Fain, Angela Fitzpatrick, Steven Flem-
ing, Renota Free, James Fulbright,
Jewell Gordon, Timothy Goss, Joyce
Griffin, Michael Griner, Donald Har-
ris, Robin Hicks, Verna Howard, Tina
Hunnicutt, Christopher Kennedy,
Scotty Kersh, Rajendra Khadayat, E.
Lee King, Saranya Kusawadee, Neil
Landers, Mary Landrum, Kurt Lang-
ston, Lara Lee, Alice Loudermilk,
Derek Lovins, Kimberly Massey, Luis
Matos, Tammy McDaniel, Todd
McDuffie, Gail Nix, Charles Nord-
holz, William Perry, Joe Pitts, Linda
Pitts, Mike Pruitt, Rhonda Purcell,
Gayla Ritchie, Henrietta Roberts,
Natalie Rogers, Janet Rooks, Darcy
Simmons, Sherenna Smith, Karl Stu-
divant, Jodi Tate, Anthony Teasley,
Vann Trotter, David Tucker, Julie
Tucker, Amy Ward, Bruce Waters,
Glenda Welch, Joseph Wheeler, San-
dra Wheeler, Leroy Whiting, Lisa D.
Williams and Robert Williams.
The students who received the
Bachelor of Science degree were
Rick Austin, Rohit Duvadie and Boon
Ushers for the day were Rachel
York, Nancy Singer, Vickie Webb,
Nancy Carmack and Lewis Lindsey.
The faculty marshal was Carol Parker,
Registrar. Student marshals were
Kristie Zimmerman and Richard
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Darcy Simmons. Lisa D. Williams. Soma David-
son and Mary Landrum smile as thev reach the
end of their college years. (— Moore)
The Piedmont College Chapel was tilled H capac
■ i s tor the Mav 13th ceremony. * Moore)
Steven Fleming. Rhonda Purcell. Vann Trotter
and (riends pete tor a group photo MMfV
This year has rapidly drawn to
a close. For some people, it is the
end of their college years; for
others, it is only the beginning.
For those students who gra-
duate this year, it is out into the
"real world," with all its waves
and storms. Jobs, families and
commitments will now take the
place of the fun, frolic and free-
dom of college years.
To those students who still
have not completed their educa-
tion, the time is now for decid-
ing where your college exper-
iences will take you. Be con-
cerned about — but not
preoccupied with — grades.
Education is important, but don't
forget to enjoy life along the
way. Participate in as many ac-
tivities as possible. Make the
most of your college years —
they can be the best years of
your life. Don't miss the boat!
— Rob Moore, Editor
A group of friends celebrates winning a school
scavenger hunt. (— Gaines)
Fredda Dooley knows that studying is essential
to being a successful student. ( — Moore)
Don't Miss the Boat!
Jewell Gordon, Jeff Casper and Tammy McDaniel celebrate the end of their college years. ( — Moore)
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Shane Adams uses his free time to review for an
upcoming Spanish 102 quiz. (— Moore)